About this time every year, Clutch and Chrome enjoys a group of readers who may never want to ride their own motorcycle, instead are looking for inspiration in the gift-giving department. Not only has Clutch and Chrome pulled together a range of suggestions, we would point readers to the Wish List feature on Harley-Davidson’s website. This handy online tool can be used by a biker to create a list of items they would like to see under the tree on Christmas morning. The list can be shared online, emailed or printed and all in all, a great way to drop a hint and help others know exactly which items would make the perfect gift.
Here are some ideas.
Whether to hide helmet hair or simply to look cool, nothing’s better than the eternal baseball cap. This official 59FIFTY silhouette by New Era features chunky chain stitch dimensional embroidery on the front, a woven label on back and an official 59FIFTY visor sticker for authenticity. Depending on the trend or the coolness of the wearer, the sticker can stay off or on.
The cap is durable 80 percent acrylic/20 percent wool with a stretch-fit back in S, M, and L sizes, coming with a MSRP of $35.
Looking to the practical present, riders can keep tabs on a Milwaukee-Eight engine with this Oil Level and Temperature Dipstick with Lighted LCD Readout. Designed for 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models, what else would it be but chrome-plated with dipstick letting riders check oil level and oil temperature with the push of a button. New capacitive level-sensing technology provides the highest degree of accuracy and durability.
Priced at $149.95, the waterproof LCD readout operates on long-lasting, replaceable lithium coin-type battery and toggles between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Always in style, the Iron Block Pullover Hoodie, MSRP of $80.00, is washed for a worn, lived-in look. This 100-percent cotton jersey features a lined hood, rib-knit cuffs and waist, and two handy hand-warmer pockets. The hoodie is assembled with contrasting stitching and embellished with detailed, embroidered patches and graphics.
Sure to fit a range of riders, it’s offered in S to 5XL sizes.
Buying something for a loved one’s motorcycle might look as practical as Harley-Davidson’s Airflow Heated Hand Grips. Ideal for riding comfort on cool mornings and frigid nights, the Airflow Heated Hand Grips offer thermostatic control of variable heat settings and adjust to ambient temperatures. The self-contained control circuit and control knob means there are no additional switches or controller boxes to mount, and the grips are switched on/off with the ignition to avoid draining the motorcycle battery.
The Airflow design combines a traction-grip crosshatch rubber surface with a comfortable 1.6-inch diameter for excellent control in wet or dry weather.
Non-riders buying for their biker-loved ones, this next piece of information is important! These grips fit 2016-later Dyna Low Rider S and Softail and 2008-later Touring and Trike models. If any other advice or help is needed with this possible purchase, head into a Harley-Davidson dealership.
Because women like to ride as well, the Women’s Genuine Classic Denim Shirt.
Crafted in soft denim that's faded in all the right places, the Women’s Genuine Classic Denim Shirt is a long-sleeve top that goes with everything, including Christmas budgets with a price of price $75.00. The 100-percent cotton denim fabric has a distressed appearance and the shirt is detailed with pearlized snaps on the front and cuffs, a snap-down collar and two snap-flap chest pockets with pearlized snaps. It’s finished with a woven label on front-left hem, embroidered graphics, an embroidered raw-edge appliqué on back and is offered in XS to 2XL as well as Plus sizes.
Finally for these recommendations, something to help riders hit the road with the Tour-Pak Lid Fitted Lining with Organizer designed to keep smaller items conveniently at hand. Priced at $159.95, this lid lining features a convenient six-pocket organizer and is shaped to fit the contours of the Tour-Pak lid for a finished look.
The organizer features four enclosed pouches, one mesh pouch and one clear mobile-device pouch. The liner is secured with hook-and-loop fasteners for easy removal for cleaning, and the soft-gray finish is the perfect match for the Original Equipment Tour-Pak bottom liner.
Again, important to note, this liner fits 2014-later Harley-Davidson Touring and Tri Glide models equipped with King or Chopped Tour-Pak Luggage.
Needed Part Numbers and Prices
- Men's Chain Stitch 59FIFTY Cap, P/N 99461-17VM - $35.00
- Oil Level and Temperature Dipstick with Lighted LCD Readout, P/N 62700180 - $149.95
- Iron Block Pullover Hoodie, P/N 99001-17VM - $80.00
- Airflow Heated Hand Grips, P/N 56100107- $269.95
- Women’s Genuine Classic Denim Shirt, P/N 99159-17VW - $75.00
- Tour-Pak Lid Fitted Lining with Organizer, P/N 53000302 - $159.95